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BRAVEN, Wiliam Edward (Ted) interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 19
Identifier: H0095
Overview Ted grew up at Forest Hill. In this interview he looks at his family history, describes rabbiting, trapping and the processing of the rabbits. He goes onto describe his farming life after taking over the farm after his father’s death in 1942. He was good with machinery which lead him to repairing his neighbours machinery and inventing the Suction Dredge for Gold mining when he became involved in gold mining. He tells of going hunting, tramping and climbing; of his involvement with rifle...
Dates: 2011 - 2012

CATTO, Leslie John (Jack) interviewed by Margaret McDougall

 Record Group — Box: 1
Identifier: H0093
Overview In this interview Jack tells of his family, growing up on the farm i.e. the home, going to school, food chores etc. He goes on to talk of his marriage and children; and describes the war years and its effect on his family i.e. death of his brother. Jack also talks about the history of their farm e.g. 3 generations, accidents and type of farming.
Dates: 2012

COWIE Andrew Findlay interviewed by June Trotter

 Record Group — Box: 4
Identifier: H0036
Overview This interview covers family history, property, family gatherings and growing up in a large extended family on the farm. Findlay talks of his education through to secondary school and his return to employment on the farm. He talks of the crops/seeds and early farming machinery and technologies. During the war Findlay was an Air Force mechanic and after the war he talks of marriage and returning to farming life.
Dates: 2006

DALZELL, Reginald (Reg) interviewed by Lloyd Esler

 Record Group — Box: 4
Identifier: H0037
Overview Reg is from a farming family and describes his background in Southland, the depression, education, social life and transport services. Reg has spent his whole life involved in farming, promoting animal health and participating extensively in the Colombo Plan. Reg won a Dominion Farmers Traveling Scholarship.
Dates: 2008

DUFF, Albert Gordon (Bert) interviewed by Avis McDonald

 Record Group — Box: 2
Identifier: H0067
Overview Bert speaks of and describes his family history, life, education and growing up at Rimu e.g. attending Rimu School, rabbiting, sports, working on and owning his farm and farming practices. He also covers the outbreak of World War 2 and its effects on family and country.
Dates: 2011

GRANT, Jeffrey James (Jeff) interviewed by Valmai Redhead

 Record Group — Box: 9
Identifier: H0064
Overview This interview was recorded as part of the About Us Voices of Southland collection. This interview looks at the Grant family first settling in Balfour in 1876, the opening of a store and purchase of farm land. He looks at his own connection with the farm: growing up there, the diversity of farming practices, and effects of climate. In the 1980s he became interested in politics being elected to parliament in 1987 and serving 2 terms. He talks of his life after this, his involvement on various...
Dates: 2011

HARGEST, Kenneth James Wilkie interviewed by Lloyd Esler

 Record Group — Box: 10
Identifier: H0026
Overview This interview covers the history and stories around Ken’s family property at Rakahook; his growing up there, his education which included attending Lincoln and subsequent running of the property when his father went to World wWr II. Ken and his mother went to see his father off on the ‘Empress of Britain’ and met the Maori Battalion. Ken discusses the depression and farming practices he adopted and his views on farming. He looks at farming in the earlier days and now in his son James time.
Dates: 2009

HARRIS, Muriwai Janet Dawn interviewed by Cathy Macfie

 Record Group — Box: 24
Identifier: H0401
Dates: 2019

HENDERSON, Christine Ellen interviewed by Jenny Campbell

 Record Group — Box: 10
Identifier: H0127
Overview In this interview Christine describes her family life on her Grandfathers farm at Waimatua. Talks about her grandfather using draught horse, harvest time, hay making and harvesting oats. Christine also looks at her mother’s Blondell family history. Her father worked in Brown Owl Café, the Grand Hotel and the Southland Hotel as Manager before family moved to the farm.
Dates: 2007

KENNEDY Roland Thomas interviewed by Nancy Burnett

 Record Group — Box: 6
Identifier: H0040
Overview Roland talks of his family history and settlement at Bayswater on their 1000 acre farm called Studley. He looks at the use of draft horses on the farm, the depression years, the growing and processing of linen flax for the war effort. After the war the crops changed to wheat, barley, and oats. He describes the care and contribution of sheep, horses and dogs. Roland mentions bus services and the Thornbury Vintage Museum; and reflects on his life.
Dates: 2007

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